Shop Tip #115
© Frank Ford 2005; Photo by FF

My first job was as a bicycle mechanic at a shop where we also cut keys. One fine day, a fellow came in to have his house key duplicated, and he asked me to drill a nice big hole in the key so it would be easy to find in the dark. It wasn't long after that when I drilled my own key!

My current key ring has, among others, three identically shaped Schlage keys, so I cut a little off the wings of another (the center one in the photo) to make it easy to identify. Try this trick - I'll bet you never go back. . .